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Leading laboratory research and clinical training centre, BioGrad to sponsor City of Liverpool Business Awards 2022

BioGrad will be the headline sponsor for COLBA22 celebrating companies and entrepreneurs from across the Liverpool City Region.

Downtown in Business has teamed up with leading laboratory research and clinical training centre BioGrad for the City of Liverpool Business Awards 2022.

BioGrad will be the headline sponsor for the #COLBA’s, which acknowledge and celebrates companies and entrepreneurs that have made a successful and significant contribution to economic growth in the city region.

BioGrad was established in 2014 by Dr Natalie Kenny as a way to offer laboratory and clinical training to science students, graduate researchers and teachers, not only from across the Liverpool City Region, but globally. In 2020, BioGrad rapidly changed its focus in response to the pandemic, creating BioGrad Diagnostics which facilitated Covid testing for their clients and the wider public. BioGrad has grown exponentially; reporting record revenues, creating over 100 jobs across the region and opening more lab sites, including a testing centre in Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

Frank McKenna from Downtown in Business commented; “We are delighted to be teaming up with BioGrad to celebrate and recognise the entrepreneurial spirit that is alive in the Liverpool City Region. It’s more important than ever to put the spotlight on the business leaders that have had to overcome and adapt to the challenges over the past few years and BioGrad certainly saw an opportunity in hard times. We are delighted that a company of the stature of BioGrad are sponsoring this year’s awards.”

Natalie Kenny, CEO of BioGrad and winner of Woman of the Year at the Women in Business Awards 2022, added; “With Downtown in Business flying the flag for innovation and business throughout the Liverpool City Region, BioGrad’s visions and ethics align perfectly with DIB, making our on-going partnership with Frank and his team a no brainer. 

“Working collaboratively with so many incredible businesses in the city throughout the pandemic, we are pleased that we are able to give something back in our own way, with our headline sponsorship of the COLBA22 awards sure to cap another huge 12 months for BioGrad.”

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